March 3rd, 2021 | Updated on October 4th, 2023
Hey there! With the abundance of maternity goodies out there, it’s tough to figure out which ones are truly worth it. We’ve got you covered with top-notch suggestions, thanks to insights from the parenting pros at Good Housekeeping Institute, our seasoned parenting editor, and the moms on our GH team.
These ideas are all about pampering the soon-to-be mom, especially if it’s her first time around the block – no baby gear in sight (but if you’re looking for that, check out our best baby shower gifts).
We’ve got picks for friends who just shared their exciting news, a couple of indulgent treats for your lovely wife, and a bunch of self-care goodies that’ll come in handy even after the little one arrives. And remember, while a gift is sweet, don’t forget to drop a call or a text to check in on her often!
Best Gifts For Pregnant Women
1. Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor
Plug and play – no setup required. An Independent sound-activated LED bar lets you see when your baby is crying.
Unlike internet cameras, the XDR-8 offers zero load time delay-free playback on a dedicated monitor screen without hogging your smartphone.100% digital privacy, safe from hackers.
Normal Setting using the Aluminum Lens Hood provides a crisp clear image with mid-range coverage: close enough to ensure your baby is safe with a wide field that captures immediate surroundings.
2. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
Burt’s Bees Mama Bee products are carefully formulated to help keep your skin feeling soft and healthy, during and after pregnancy. After all, you deserve some pampering too.
3. 40ish Weeks: A Pregnancy Journal
Bay Area artist Kate Pocrass is the author of I Was Here, Side Walks, and the En Route Journals and Notecards published by Chronicle Books.
Her artwork has been exhibited at various galleries in the U.S.and internationally.
Her work is often encountered outside gallery spaces via books, magazines, websites, and printed ephemera.
4. TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
Combining traditional wood craftsmanship & the wisdom of ancient foot reflexology principles, the TheraFlow dual foot massager is simple yet surprisingly effective in soothing tired feet & relieving the symptoms of many foot ailments.
Its compact design allows you to relax and unwind wherever you are.
It even comes with a foot reflexology chart and easy-to-understand instructions so you know how to use it correctly right out of the box!
5. Pearhead Triple Sonogram Pregnancy Keepsake Frame
Celebrate each trimester of your pregnancy with Pearhead’s Trimester Sonogram Frame.
Crafted from wood, this frame serves as a beautiful keepsake to adorn your home or your baby’s nursery. Available in a timeless white finish, it’s suitable for both baby boys and baby girls.
During each check-up, delight in having your sonogram printed and then proudly display it within this frame.
With three inserts designed to hold a 2.5” x 3.75” sonogram photo, you can cherish the visual journey of your precious bundle of joy.
6. Bringing Up Bébé
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman became a parent in Paris, she didn’t have aspirations to adopt the “French parenting” style.
However, she couldn’t help but notice that French infants were sleeping through the night by the age of two or three months, enjoying dishes like braised leeks, playing independently while their parents savored coffee, and yet remained lively, inquisitive, and imaginative. How was this possible?
Armed with a notebook tucked into her diaper bag, Druckerman embarked on an investigative journey that inadvertently ignited a national conversation on parenting.
After three years of extensive research, her warm and humorous narrative in “Bringing Up Bébé” offers profound insights, and charming anecdotes, and is poised to become a timeless resource for American parents.
7. BellyBuds Baby-Bump
parents too. And we believe small moments shared between family and friends make a big difference.
By leveraging technology and innovation, our goal is to empower families to connect, share, and thrive.
Hearing is the first sense that connects baby-to-be with the big world outside. Give them something memorable to listen to with BellyBuds.
Even better, research shows that babies remember voices and music they heard in the womb (like mom’s voice or a lullaby) and are comforted by those same familiar sounds during infancy and beyond.
8. Baby Keepsake Box-Perfect First Mother’s Day Gift
Savor offers the perfect present for new parents, simplifying the task of organizing family memories in an enjoyable and stylish way, even for those with hectic schedules.
Our meticulously crafted keepsake boxes, designed with care, streamline the process of sorting all your cherished mementos – from the comforting blankie to that first lost tooth.
This means you can dedicate more time to sharing memories and less time to the organizing process.
9. Maternity Sports Bra
When you opt for Cake, you’re becoming part of a movement embraced by eco-conscious and health-conscious women who seek contemporary products that benefit both mother and baby while also caring for Mother Nature.
As a brand, we fully grasp our environmental and social obligations and are committed to continuous improvement in this arena. Rest assured, we genuinely prioritize your well-being, as we’re fundamentally a group of like-minded moms ourselves.
10. First Time Mom Est. 2020
Let everyone know that she’s a new mommy! Imagine her smiling and thinking about her new child every time she drinks her coffee, water, beer, wine, mixed drink, or favorite beverage from this new tumbler.
She will tell you that you found her new favorite cup! Each tumbler comes individually gift-boxed.
11. Meiz Pregnancy Pillow with Jersey Cover
Whether you’re expecting a baby, on the road to recovery from an injury, or dealing with discomforts like back pain, leg swelling, joint pain, sciatica, or fibromyalgia, the Meiz full-body pillow is your go-to solution.
Designed in a U-shape, this body pillow aims to replace the necessity for multiple bed pillows. It offers comprehensive support for your head, back, belly, sides, knees, hips, and feet, ensuring proper alignment.
This pillow creates a relaxing and comfortable position for various activities, including sleeping, reading, nursing, and watching TV. Its total body design guarantees a pain-free and restful night’s sleep.
12. The Best Pregnancy Pillow For Sleeping Prone
Experience the exclusive pregnancy pillow that effectively alleviates tension on maternal blood vessels.
Find comfort in knowing that by comfortably reclining in the optimal birthing position, you can potentially reduce the necessity for C-sections – a unique feature offered only by this pregnancy pillow.
Its patented design not only lowers your legs but also provides relief from back pain and tension, making it a one-of-a-kind solution for expectant mothers.
13. Shea Butter
Renowned for its superior moisturizing qualities for centuries, African Shea Butter was once used for its exceptional skincare qualities by Cleopatra herself.
Now you can give your body the same luxurious attention once reserved for royalty and feel the same moisturizing results almost immediately.
Our 100% Pure Virgin Shea Butter is unrefined so that all of the nourishing vitamins and nutrients remain intact.
Use it to even out skin tone and wrinkles, reduce skin irritation, moisturize your face, and condition the hair and scalp.
It can be applied to acne and sensitive skin without fear of clogged pores and contains no chemicals or artificial colors of any kind.
14. Sleepwear For Breastfeeding
Ekouaer maternity clothes are designed to be both on-trend and affordable to see you through your pregnancy in comfort and style.
Wearing clothes that fit well really makes a difference to how you feel, especially during the later stages of pregnancy.
Our designs put comfort high on the agenda and aim to provide the clothes you will need for every occasion whether you are in the office, planning a night out, or simply relaxing at home.
15. Joy Newborn Baby Gift Set
Contains 2 bath time essentials that nourish and protect the skin, in a giftable size. Newborn 2-in-1 hair and body wash cleanses without stripping natural moisture from hair and skin. Super soft lotion hydrates and protects delicate skin.
16. Maternity Leggings
Enhance both your physique and your fashion with these incredible compression leggings that flatter your figure, all while delivering essential maternity support.
These microfiber black maternity leggings will become your constant companion throughout your entire pregnancy.
Treat yourself to Terramed leggings, renowned as the ultimate maternity pants for expectant mothers.
The specially designed soft elastic pouch effortlessly adapts to accommodate size changes, from the initial trimester through the postpartum period.
These maternity support leggings seamlessly blend style with effective support. Whether paired with a skirt, dress, or a lengthy tunic, these opaque footless black maternity tights will elevate your look.
Revel in the luxurious softness and breathability of the material while ensuring your body enjoys the shapely support it deserves.
17. Non-Skid Push Socks For Maternity Pregnancy
Consider getting this for yourself after experiencing motherhood or as a thoughtful gift for your family or friends who are first-time moms celebrating their baby shower.
While the baby will undoubtedly receive a plethora of gifts, the mom may often be overlooked. These cozy anti-skid socks can serve as a heartfelt token of your love and care.
They may not be high-priced gifts, but they can convey your genuine affection. These socks also double as a practical addition to a hospital bag, making them an ideal baby shower gift for expectant mothers.
18. Bedside Sleep Therapy Machine Sleep Better
If bedtime is the time you love the most yet you find yourself uncomfortable and unable to fall asleep, you’re like millions of others who feel the same way.
You can spend thousands at sleep centers and do years of therapy, but there must be a better and easier way. It’s called the iHome ZENERGY Bedside Sleep Therapy Machine.
19. Recovery Belly/Waist/Pelvis Belt Shapewear
This postpartum belt was specially designed for a woman’s post-pregnancy body.
Made with skin-friendly and breathable fabric, super elastic and adjustable, innovative design to fit around the belly, waist, and hips to help you shrink down to your pre-pregnancy curve.
20. Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket Gift
Our unique Milestone Blanket is super soft and thick, made out of 100% high-quality fleece.
It’s large and wide so you can be creative and use your baby’s favorite toys, our star frame, or anything that comes to mind.
Enjoy our specially printed designed blanket that will make a beautiful memory for you and your baby’s first year together. Perfect and unique baby shower gift for new moms and Dads.
Please note the 2-piece set. Printed fleece milestone blanket features 1-12 “months,” and a movable star frame.
A perfect way to take pictures of your baby’s growth This product is designed as a photography backdrop. You are also encouraged to use this product for covering and swaddling.
We’ve got picks for friends with exciting news, some luxurious treats for your lovely wife, and plenty of self-care goodies that’ll stay useful even after the little one arrives. And remember, while a gift is sweet, don’t forget to drop a call or a text to check in on her often